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“Overpriced, Over Cooked, Appalling service!”

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The Yorkshire Bridge Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Bamford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
England
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Overpriced, Over Cooked, Appalling service!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting this establishment over 20 years & have noticed recently that standards were slipping.
After the disgusting meals which were served to us on our recent visit we will never return.
The printed menu is the same as years gone by but the quality of the food has declined.
After my Husband placed our order we waited for the waitress to bring the placemats & cutlery as has happened over the many years, but she arrived with his starter "nachos with chilli topping" without any cutlery or side plates. She dumped, literally, the dish down & disappeared, about 5 minutes later she came back with placemats, cutlery & a side plate, even though he'd ordered the sharing portion. These weren't removed until she came with the main courses 40 minutes later.
My Husband had ordered "Pot Roast lamb" @ £17 with potatoes & vegetables, the minted gravy was congealed so it had obviously been standing under the halogen pass for a while. I ordered "gammon steak, egg, chips which was to be accompanied with mushrooms, onion rings & peas. The chips were served in a separate dish. The gammon absolutely disgusting!! Chargrilled to the point of cremation, salty (cheap meat) & virtually inedible, the mushrooms had been pre cooked & dry, onion rings anaemic but my goodness the EGG.... Crispy edges & solid yolk. Is it really to much to ask for an egg not to be rubber? £13.50 for something the dog would turn its nose up at.
The place wasn't exceptionally busy, we've visited when it's been packed to the rafters & the food has been great.
Now the waitress reaction when she came past when my husband had eaten most of his & I'd eaten just the chips (frozen & deep fried) & 2 mouthfuls of the gammon. She said the obligatory "was everything alright?" I replied "well no that food is the worst I've ever eaten in over 20 years visiting here" She said "I'll tell chef" & left. No apology nothing. To be honest I have seen more life in a plant!!! We expected her to come back with an apology but after 10 minutes we left.
I also returned a glass of diet coke to the bar as it tasted soapy, maybe the lines hadn't been rinsed properly.
Very disappointing after many years patronage but this place must be under new management with far less standards than the previous landlord.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

This was only a visit for lunch, not a stay over so cannot comment on rooms, etc. We called in here before 9am to ask if we were OK to leave our car in the car park as we would be calling in for a meal after walking in the area. The staff were very friendly, told us that was fine and thanked us for asking. After the walk, we called in for a hard earned pint or two and some food. I had the steak and kidney pie and my companion had the peppered turkey from the specials board. Both were accompanied by new potatoes and veg and were superb. Personally I like my veg firm and they were cooked to perfection. The pie was clearly homemade and packed with chunks of steak and kidney. There were quite a few diners in that afternoon and I noticed that several of them had dogs with them, so it is clearly a dog friendly pub. The staff were friendly and helpful from going in to leaving. We will certainly be calling again and would like to try the accommodation at some point.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kent UK
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255 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The stunning position of this hotel is the main reason to stay though that is somewhat compromised by the fact that some of the rooms (we were in 9) have no outside views which somewhat negates the reason for staying here. No wi fi in the rooms which in this day and age is pretty bad. However, it has to be said that the newly decorated room, though tiny, was nicely furnished with crisp bed linen and a very comfortable large bed. The roof light let in lots of light.
Food? Huge portions which rather made up for the rather ordinary fare. Amazed at how other reviewers seem to feel that quantity makes up for quality. Not that the food was bad, just very ordinary and very unambitious. Lots of walkers here who clearly appreciated what was on offer. Maybe we should have expected little more.
The staff here are wonderful with excellent service and very friendly and are the main reason for staying as they make you feel very comfortable.
The prices are on the high side but are easily justified by the demand as the place was fully booked. Breakfast was good even if we were twice served the wrong things by the kitchen but this was quickly righted.
We stayed two nights after having checked out the alternatives and the feeling we get is that this is par for the course in Derbyshire where top priority is good hearty meals and a crisp clean room. On that basis this is the place for you.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Although we didn't stay here we found recommendations for the pub in our cottage guest book so thought we'd go here for a meal. I am surprised to see the negative comments about rude staff etc. we found them to be extremely friendly with great efficient service! Food was lovely delicious roast beef and reasonably priced! Would recommend to anyone looking for a quaint little pub with tasty meals.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Reading other reports, there seems to be a common theme. Bar staff are poor, nobody at the bar but carried on talking between themselves and had to repeat bar order 3 times. Ordered x3 steak and ale pies and got x3 steak and kidney pies, asked for one to be original order, so 1 person eating when others had finished. Deserts brought out before table cleared etc. etc. A poor expensive experience BUT the food was good, if you manage to get what you ordered.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Sheffield
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

This pub advertises and a dog/pet friendly pub, I especially researched for "Dog Friendly" pubs in the area to ensure there was somewhere to take cover should the weather turn for the worst.

After a walk around Derwent Dam and Lady bower Reservoir with our 4 Month old pup we thought we would pop into the The Yorkshire Bridge Inn for a drink and warm up.

Before entering I thought best to check out the "Dog Friendly" Situation so I walked up to the bar and asked " Hello are we ok to bring the pup in for 10 minutes" to this I received a very rude answer of " NO people are eating, they don't want a dog in while they are dining" which by the way I can totally understand its not hygienic it was just the way the barman came across very rude if he had just said "we do have people eating so maybe not the best idea at the moment" I would have left and thought nothing else of it

However after looking at the menu food is served till 9.30 in the evening so it baffles me how they can advertise as a "Dog Friendly" pub if you can't take your dog in? maybe its over night stayed after 9.30?

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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west mids
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

My wife and I have been dining here over the past 10 or more years and have always enjoyed exceptionally good meals. The staff are very friendly and are very helpfull. The Sunday roast is to be specially recommended. We have also been there on Bank Holidays and were told " would you maind waiting 40 mins for your meal", it was very busy. We were served within 15mins with an excellent meal. I would vote it one of the best places to eat at. Another good point they serve locally brewed beers

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Yorkshire Bridge Inn
Address: Ashopton Road | near the Ladybower Reservoir in the High Peak, Bamford, Peak District National Park S33 OAZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hope Valley > Bamford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Bamford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Yorkshire Bridge Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a glorious location, The Yorkshire Bridge Inn is an ideal base from which to explore the exceptional beauty of the Peak District.The quality and integrity of our food & drink is something special. We have fine food prepared using fresh local produce.We have 14 bedrooms offering comfortable accommodation, as well as a variety of bars and dining areas with a friendly atmosphere enjoyed by all ages. ... more   less 
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